Lightweight TOF Mass Spectrometer with Atmospheric Pressure Inlet

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20564
Amount: $55,791.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Msp Corp
1313 Fifth Street Se, Suite, 206, Minneapolis, MN, 55414
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Thimsen
 (612) 379-3963
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The objective of the proposed work is to design a lightweight mass spectrometer system based on a time of flight mass spectrometer with atmospheric pressure ion source. It is expected that this device will be able to measure ppb concentrations of atomic species in the 50-300 charge-to-atomic mass ratio range. Supporting electronics will be engineered from experience on constructing electronics packages for rocket launching into the upper atmosphere of Earth and Mars. The supporting vacuum system will be engineered as part of the entire package. Design limitations for the package are a maximum weight of 20lb, maximum power consumption of 250 wt.

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